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Holly Hill Primary and Nursery School

Woodpeckers, Year 2, 2021/22

Hello to our fabulous Woodies! We have had a wonderful first term and now cannot wait for 2022!

We will work super hard together this year and will have so much fun too. 

Year 2 is a key year and it is really important that you read at home 5 times a week and also learn your spellings every week.




Your Fabulous Teachers



P.E DAYS - Wednesday/ Friday 

Spellings   - Monday

Reading Diaries - Daily





Amazing Things in Woodpecker Class 
This is the place where you will see our work, our learning and all the exciting things we do in Woodpecker class. 

18.1.22 Today we took home a Reading Book for Pleasure. We will read these with people at home. It could be a bedtime story or five minutes during the day.

17.1.22 JIGSAW - Today we set ourselves group challenges and we wanted to learn to count and write numbers to 10 in Mandarin Chinese

17.1.22 JIGSAW - Dreams and Goals - Counting to 10 in Mandarin Chinese

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11.1.22 We are learning about Judaism in our R.E lessons and today we produced our own Star of David

10.1.22 Maths Mastery - These children calculated the secret wall numbers

10.1.22 Our text this fortnight is The Magic Paintbrush and some brave children read to the whole class

6.1.22 Art in the style of Robert and Sonia Delaunay using pastels and a computer paint program.

4.1.22 Woodies are straight back into learning and spelling words with the soft C

We had the most amazing Christmas week πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸ₯°


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We had the best time watching The Father Christmas Pantomime πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„πŸŽ„

14.12.21 We had so much during our Laser Tag session today πŸŽ„β˜ΊοΈπŸŽ…

Woodpecker Christmas song

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13.12.21 The Father Christmas Pantomime πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…πŸŽ…

7.12.21 Maths - Adding Money (notes and coins) Well done Wonderful Woodies 😊

7.12.21 Two of our wonderful Woodpeckers decorated our little tree this morning πŸŽ„πŸŽ…

6.12.21 Our Woodpeckers are developing their handwriting beautifully ☺️

6.12.21 Mrs Watson set us a challenge to learn all the Year 2 Common Exception Words. We had a spelling test and Tyler achieved 20/20 WOW!!!!😊

6.12.21 JIGSAW - Celebrating Differences Between us and our Friends

6.12.21 Today in Jigsaw, we practised breathing deeply. We also learnt that it is ok to have friends who are different to us. We have been celebrating our differences and similarities.

2.12.21 Our amazing completed vehicles

1.12.21 Colour mixing in art

30.11.21 Orally Rehearsing Sentences for our Once Upon a Time stories

29.11.21 Sequencing Once upon a Time by John Prater

29.11.21 Today, we experienced a Seasonal Change. This is a key aspect of our Science learning for the year. We observed the changes that had occurred.

24.11.21 Using primary colours in art in the style of Mondrian

22.11.21 Jigsaw - What is Bullying? How can we help a situation?

19.11.21 Having an amazing day with our design and making of vehicles

18.11.21 Investigating and making wheels and axles ready for our models.

17.11.21 We have investigated wheeled mechanisms in Design and Technology.

16.11.21 Adding two 2-digit numbers

15.11.21 These fabulous children achieved full marks in this week’s spelling test☺️☺️ Well done Woodies πŸ‘πŸ‘

12.11.21 Firework movement in P.E.

10.11.21 Wonderful Woodies Writing Today


8.11.21 Collecting a variety of leaves for our Enchanted World display

4.11.21 Our acrostic poems.

3.11.21 ENGLISH/ COMPUTING - Typing and Editing Onomatopoeic Words for Bonfire Night

2.11.21 We have had little creepy visitors today πŸ•·πŸ¦ŽπŸ’πŸŒ

2.11.21 Today we started writing Bonfire Night Poetry

1.11.21 Welcome back Woodies πŸ’ƒπŸΌπŸ•ΊπŸ»

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13.10.21 Team Games in PE

12.10.21 Letter Join

12.10.21 Beautiful Woodpecker Writing

11.10.21 English - Conscience Alley

Conscience Alley

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Today, the children learnt to share their views using a Conscience Alley drama technique. Our dilemma was: β€œWas Robin Hood real or a fictional character.” The children were absolutely fabulous, very opinionated and managed to convince the undecided children.

8.10.21 Being Robin Hood with a bow and arrow.

7.10.21 Making pictures with a slider in Design and Technology

6.10.21 Robin Hood in PE

6.10.21 Robin Hood in PE

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The children continued the Robin Hood theme in PE and robbed from the rich to give to the poor.

6.10.21 Sequencing the trip and orally rehearsing a recount of the day

WOW!!!!!! We went to NOTTINGHAM CASTLE (5.10.21)


4.10.21 Dictated sentences and thinking about our writing posture

30.9.21 Investigating mechanisms in Design and Technology

29.9.21 Agility, Balance and Coordination in PE

29.9.21 Turtle Tag in PE

29.9.2021 Statements, Questions and Exclamations

28.9.21 Fabulous Descriptive Writing

27.9.21 JIGSAW - Fair Consequences

27.9.21 Journey Storyboards

23.9.21 Sorting animals into groups using different criteria in science

22.9.21 We took photographs of the environment to investigate seasonal change in Science

Today, we used the Journey by Aaron Becker to inspire us with our own imaginary worlds and some of us wrote conditional sentences. 

21.9.21 Our Journey inspired images

Woodies are concentrating on their Letter Join handwriting ✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️✏️

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Letter Join

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21.9.21 Breathing and stretching to begin our Tuesday learning

20.9.21 Woodpeckers start the day with some β€˜Reading for Pleasure’

Our amazing text this fortnight is Journey by Aaron Becker

17.9.21 Working together in P.E.

16.9.21 learning through investigating

15.9.21 Fantastic work on balance and control in P.E.

14.9.21 Our Wow Write session was calm and heavenly today πŸ“

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Today the children were writing the first part of a traditional tale. We practised switching between writer and reader to make sure our writing makes perfect sense.

13.9.21 We have little furry visitor in Woodpecker Class 🐹

10.9.21 marvellous maths

8.9.21 Making tens and unit numbers

7.9.21 We have a lovely classroom 😊

7.9.21 Our Standard of Work is AMAZING!

7.9.21 Woodpeckers have the moves!

6.9.21 Our Amazing Independent Writing